As the only remaining UK glass factory, Dartington Crystal Torrington is the home of British glass making. Visitors can watch skilled glass makers in action creating beautiful things from molten crystal. The family- friendly visitor centre showcases the unique story of Dartington and its products through six decades. There’s a lot to see and do for all ages with live demonstrations, creative activities and fascinating displays.
Free entry for children (under 16)
Enjoy a great shopping experience too. As well as unbeatable bargains on Dartington products they offer a host of quality brands for fashion, homeware, accessories and gifts – all at money saving prices.
Relax in the licensed café-restaurant with a selection of freshly prepared food and drinks.
Free parking and coaches welcome.
Where is Dartington Crystal located?
From junction 27 M5 – approx 50 mins From Barnstaple or Bideford – approx 25 mins Once at Great Torrington they are clearly signposted
Details on what activities are available at Dartington Crystal?
There are lots to see and do for all the family at Dartington Crystal. The fascinating factory tour lets you ‘get up close’ and watch the crafting and making process of fine crystal. The Visitor Centre lets you learn more of the brands unique story and development since 1967. While you’re there you can create your own souvenir in the glass painting studio, make a piece of glass jeweler or watch the Master glass engraver demonstrate his skills.
Things to do in the local area?
Great Torrington is a friendly, welcoming town, set in the midst of rolling, unspoilt green countryside. An ancient settlement extraordinarily sited on an inland cliff top with steep drops down to the River Torridge below.